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    What's in Nancy Pelosi's Secret Sauce?

    Not oil! In a Washington Post puff piece helping Speaker Nancy Pelosi sell her new book, “Know Your Power,” Pelosi is quoted: “The men had ruled the roost for such a long time, and they liked that environment. They had this attitude of, ‘We know how to get this done, … More

    Time to Drill? Pelosi Says No Way

    Forget voting to lift a ban on offshore drilling; House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t having any of it. In fact, she won’t even let an offshore drilling debate hit the House floor. When asked why she was so adamantly opposed to offshore drilling she responded, “What the president would … More

    Only Liberals Could Believe Government Good at Predicting Prices

    Whenever conservatives push for developing more domestic energy, liberals respond by saying increased oil production, whether from the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) or Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), would have no effect on prices. And they always trot out the same Energy Information Administration reports predicting that opening up ANWR … More

    Morning Bell: Drilling to Save the Economy

    Today the U.S. has about 22 billion barrels of proven oil reserves that can be legally developed. Yesterday, President Bush lifted just one of the many roadblocks that stand between American consumers and the estimated 19.1 billion barrels of oil in the Outer Continental Shelf that are currently off-limits from … More

    President Lifts Order on Offshore Drilling

    President Bush has done his part and now it will be up to Congress to do theirs. President Bush is lifting an executive order restricting offshore continental shelf drilling, an order put in place by George H.W. Bush in 1990. President Bush said in this speech, “The only thing standing … More

    The Emerging Consensus for Energy Production II

    Pressed for space in today’s Morning Bell, we left out some of the more fascinating findings from that Pew poll showing how dramatically American opinion is shifting in favor of increased energy production. Pew reports: Much of the increase in support for energy exploration has come among groups that previously … More

    Drilling Now Can Lower Oil Prices Today

    Current Harvard economics professor and former chief economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan Martin Feldstein explains in the Wall Street Journal how announcing that the U.S. will allow oil development on currently banned lands, could lower oil prices right now: The relationship between future and current oil prices implies that … More

    Center for American Progress Strikes Again

    When it comes to environmental policy, we’ve documented the Center for American Progress’ penchant for distorting reality before. Now they are at it again, this time trying to prove that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is “unaware” that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused “major” offshore oil spills. Debating offshore oil drilling … More

    Vote to Expand Energy Supply or Walk Away?

    When required to vote on an energy amendment that would have opened up the supply of resources to lower costs to the American consumer, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee chose to walk rather than vote. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) called for lifting a 27-year ban … More